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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Frisian, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. EH-TEN  [key]

Meaning & History

The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords. lesser lords were called by their monarch to provide warriors for the army in wars during the feudal ages.
Added 11/6/2011 by anonymous